Dog rescued near Palisade Head

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On Monday– Bystanders and officials came together to rescue a dog who was trapped in a crevice near the Palisade Head.

It happened on the South side of the main parking lot.

Jonathon Holt was on vacation with his wife when he came across a troubling scene: He tells WDIO a man’s dog had fallen into a crevice in the ground, and her hips where were wedged in the rocks.

Lake County Rescue Squad and Tettegouche Park Rangers responded just after 3 p.m.. They estimate the dog has fallen 15 feet.

It took officials, two climbers, a slip knot, and two hours of troubleshooting to reach the ‘eureka point.’

“If everyone wasn’t there. I doubt that dog would’ve come out,” Holt reflects on the moment. “It was like three hours. There was 20 people watching. About 15 rescue guys there. Everyone had a different idea and all of them came together to make it work.”

They ended up using a long piece of timber to reach the dog and place ropes underneath her. Once they were set, they pulled the rope up.

Holt grabbed the dog as soon as he was able. Cheers erupt in the video. The group’s work had paid off, the dog was safe and had no injuries.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office credits the climbers for being instrumental in the rescue.